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Mikey Garcia Talks Continuing Legal Tussle With Top Rank

It’s now been almost 18 months since we last saw Oxnard’s Mikey Garcia in a boxing ring, shutting out Juan Carlos Burgos back in January of last year.

The long term contractual dispute with his promoter, Bob Arum’s Top Rank, shows no sign of abating, despite recent assertions from the fighter and his brother/trainer Robert that he had hoped to be back in the ring before the end of the year. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner” Radio: Bruce Trampler, Barry Hunter, Donovan George, and Rick Morones Jr.

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special four guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The two-hour presentation will feature Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler, expert trainer of Lamont and Anthony Peterson, Mr. Barry Hunter, Super Middleweight contender Don “Da Bomb” George, and young, ambitious fight trainer Mr. Rick Morones Jr.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Kicking off tonight’s broadcast will be Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler. The Top Rank executive will discuss this past Saturday night’s tremendous match-up between Terence Crawford and Yuriorkis Gamboa, which took place in Omaha, Nebraska, in front of almost 11,000 fans. Mr. Trampler will also talk about the future of Manny Pacquiao, as well as other fighters currently competing under the Top Rank promotional banner. Continue reading

“Terence Crawford TKO 9 Yuriorkis Gamboa” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “Omaha, Nebraska” 3-Hour edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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Throughout tonight’s first segment, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about the amazing event that took place from the Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska, featuring WBO Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford and former Olympic Gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa. Joseph and JK will breakdown the match-up, as well as the future of both competing fighters. Continue reading

Arum in no hurry to pick Pacquiao’s next opponent for November 22nd

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is reportedly going to take his time and wait until possibly August before he selects the lucky candidate for his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s next fight on November 22nd at the Venetian Casino & Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.

It’s possible that the longer Arum waits the better the chances are that he can get a big name some the likes of Golden Boy Promotions. But if not, then his options aren’t quite as good with Chris Algieri and Luis Carlos Abregu being two of the candidates to get the fight. Continue reading

“Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a “NEW…WBO Junior Welterweight Champion” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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Throughout the first forty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Chris Algieri’s big victory over incumbent title holder Ruslan Provodnikov, which took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday evening. Does the 30 year old pre-med student from Huntington, New York, have a bright future in the soon to be wide open Junior Welterweight division, or was his victory over the hard punching, “Siberian Express“ a mere anomaly? Continue reading

“Miguel Angel Cotto” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “WBC/Ring Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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Throughout the first forty minutes of tonight’s program, James and Joseph will discuss Miguel Cotto‘s brilliant stoppage victory over former lineal Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla“ Martinez in ten rounds, which took place last night at the Madison Square Garden Arena in NYC, New York, in front of over 20,000 fight fans. Continue reading

“Marquez, Mayweather, and Pacquiao” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a huge “Triumvirate” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss last night‘s fight in Inglewood, California, between Mexican fight legend Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado, and analyze JMM’s dominant performance, as well as a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao in Macau, China.

James and Joseph will also talk about the controversial PPV numbers of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s most recent bout with Marcos Maidana…are the projected figures legitimate, or did the event really break one million purchases? The outspoken “PK duo” will also discuss the premier of “Face off: Cotto/Martinez”…did it disappoint? Continue reading

“Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley, Adonis Stevenson, and Sergey Kovalev” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

pac999Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a colossal “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this week’s dramatic plot line, featuring Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson, Al Haymon, Kathy Duva, Yvone Michel, and the brass at HBO. JK and Joseph will also discuss “The Krusher’s” dominant KO7 victory over the outgunned Cedric Agnew on last night’s HBO broadcast, and Adonis’s bold and somewhat confusing post-fight tweets. Continue reading

Arum: Pacquiao may renew contract [with Top Rank] past 2015

pac8787If you were one of the fans who were hoping that Manny Pacquiao would leave Top Rank when his contract expires with them at the end of 2014, you might not be happy to read the news from Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who is saying that Pacquiao may re-sign with Top Rank to stay with them beyond 2015. This could mean a 2-year contract or possibly even longer.

“I just had a good meeting with Michael [Koncz] yesterday, and I’ll leave it at that,” said Arum via RingTV. “I have a contract with Manny, and he’s saying that we may very well renew the contract past 2015.” Continue reading

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera agree to 173 pound weight limit and 10 round contest

chavez8According to trainer Ronnie Shields, successful negotiations have taken place to append a new weigh-in limit for the big Saturday night showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico and Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) of Austin, Texas.

After the fight card’s final press conference convened this afternoon at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, both parties, including promoters Top Rank, Inc. and Banner Promotions, reached an accord binding both combatants to a new weigh in limit of 173 pounds for this Friday afternoon’s weigh in ceremony.

Although the added weight limit came as no surprise to most media members who had been following the current Chavez/Vera novella, veteran trainer Ronnie Shields made a surprise stipulation within the new fight agreement. Continue reading